Banks Thargo Wines

Concha y Toro

Private Reserve Don Melchor Puente Alto Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Foot of the Andes Mountains on banks of Maipo River in Upper Maipo Valley, 650 meters above sea level, vineyard dates back to mid-19th century, when first pre-phylloxera French varieties were brought to Chile, deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits & mineral notes, a blend of 92% Cab Sauv & 8% Cab Franc, aged for 15 month in French oak (65% new). On the palate flavors cherry & blackberry with powerful tannins, long finish, very tight, ending with mineral and tobacco notes. Needs ten years. Tasting Sample! — 8 months ago

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Mario Marengo

Bricco Delle Viole Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

Needs more time or a long decant. Tannins are still showing prominently.
30 min decant, minimum aromas. Traditional style. Cherry, floral violet, and smoke charcoal. Paired perfectly for pizza night in the outer banks
— a year ago

Philip, David and 8 others liked this

Mailly

L'Intemporelle Grand Cru Brut Champagne Blend 2009

Celebrating our annual outer banks vacation and this area being spared from the hurricane.
Creamy bubble with peach and stone fruits. Very good!
— 2 years ago

David liked this

Radio-Coteau

La Neblina Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2011

Great introduction to Radio Coteau and a really wonderful expression of Pinot Noir. Had a hard time not chugging the bottle while holding up banks and murdering people in Red Dead Redemption. — a year ago

Chappellet

Signature Donn Chappellet Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Steak night on vacation in the outer banks.
Having an Idaho vs Napa cab comparison. We went to Idaho for a wedding in June and purchased some local wines.
2014 Split Rail Winery vs 2013 Chappellet Napa Valley cab.
This is more elegant and balanced compared to the split rail cab. Dark fruit, tobacco, and earthy notes on the palate. This was $65 vs the $33 Split Rail cab price point.
— a year ago

Mark, Shay and 3 others liked this

Maryhill Winery

Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016

The aromatics of this wine make it a hit from the beginning. Great acidity, lingers at front of pallet. Incredible florals. Enjoying with a Ceasar Salad at their tasting room on the banks of the Columbia. — a year ago

Hugh, Mike and 2 others liked this

Txomin Etxaniz

Getaria Getariako Txakolina Rosé Blend 2017

Perfect for a 90 degree day on vacation in the outer banks. So refreshing! Sun dried strawberries, slightly tart lime zest, and watermelon. Mouth watering sea water salinity and bright acidity makes this amazing! This is probably the best rose I have had this year! — 2 years ago

Mike, David and 2 others liked this

ARPEPE

Riserva Rocce Rosse Sassella Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo 2005

Great (if not over kill) pairing for pasta and red sauce night in the outer banks.
This is a serious old school (aka old world) wine that while almost 15yrs old, this is still very young. Hold or give a serious decant.
— a year ago

Eric, David and 5 others liked this

Split Rail Winery

Snake River Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Steak night on vacation in the outer banks.
Having an Idaho vs Napa cab comparison. We went to Idaho for a wedding in June and purchased some local wines.
2014 Split Rail Winery vs 2013 Chappellet Napa Valley cab.
This is massive at 15.6% abv with equally big blueberry, cassis, smoke, and touches of lavender. Very surprised by how well this wine was! This was $33 vs the $65 Chappellet price point.
— a year ago

David, Mark and 1 other liked this

Wind Gap Wines

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2013

Likely the last of Wind Gap for me - Pax sold stake to his partner (Charles Banks who is in prison for fraud). Pax will continue to make wine under the “Pax” label - his style always favors cool climate, low ABV, lean, whole cluster, not too out there but true to the natural wine sermon.

The 2013 Pinot is soft. Supple raspberry, boysenberry, and wild strawberry. Brick color from 6 years of age. It sings the New California song.
— 2 years ago

Severn, Shay and 19 others liked this
MaJ CappS

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Thanks for that info! Was wondering why the winery had a huge sell off sale.